#BCHOOPS 2018-19 Broward Boys Season Predictions and Week 1 Top 5

The 2018-19 high school basketball season officially tips off today all across the state of Florida. Broward County is the undisputed hotbed of hoops in the state at the moment and there is no denying that. Last year was a down year compared to recent past, only (yes only lol) producing 3 State Champions. This year the county looks strong again, the winners in each district will certainly be battle tested and a strong contender to win a state title.

Here's a look at the classes and how we expect them to shape up, but first let's take a look at the Week 1 #BCHOOPS Top 5.


Now a look out our district by district predictions, top players and more:

District 11-9A Region 3

A coaching change at Coral Springs headlines what should be a very competitive district. Deerfield Beach looks ready to make a run. Look out for Monarch and Taravella.

Coral Glades
Coral Springs (Predicted Champions)
Deerfield Beach (Predicted Runner-up)
Douglas
Monarch (Sleeper)
Taravella

Top JV

Coral Springs

Top 5 Players
Aamir Justice
Degerrian Glass
Jelanie Heard
Victor Robinson
Brandon Spencer

District 12-9A Region 3

In a district with plenty of movement, Western looks like the class of the district with the addition of Damari Monsanto. Cypress Bay, Piper and South Plantation will all be in the mix.

Cypress Bay (Predicted Runner-up)
Piper (Sleeper)
South Plantation
Western (Predicted Champions)

Top JV

Cypress Bay

Top 5 Players
Isaiah Quinteros
Damari Monsanto
Blair Cleare
Tristan Pratt
LaRontae Mormant

District 13-9A Region 4

Miramar exploded onto the scene last season, making it all the may to the Final 4 in Lakeland. Now they look to pick up where they left off, it will be a tough road with Pines Charter and West Broward ready to compete.

Everglades
Flanigan
Miramar (Predicted Champions)
Pines Charter (Predicted Runner-up)
West Broward (Sleeper)

Top JV

Miramar

Top 5 Players
Justin Debuck
Tristan Ferguson
Kaleb Walters
Brent Davis
Amarachi Ujabor

District 14-8A Region 4

Blanche-Ely is the standard, not only in Broward but statewide, expect another title run from the team out of Pompano. Both Fort Lauderdale and St Thomas will have their hands full but have the talent to make a move to the top.

Blanche-Ely (Predicted Champions)
Fort Lauderdale (Predicted Runner-up)
Plantation
St. Thomas Aquinas (Sleeper)

Top JV

Blanche-Ely

Top 5 Players
Jordan Shorter
Thomas Quintero
Aderes Staton-McCray
Joshua Scott
DJ Warren

District 15-8A Region 4

Cooper City surprised last season and is returning a potent scorer in Dallas Graziani. In order to meet or exceed last season they will need to hold off a talented McArthur squad while keeping a close eye on the team from South Broward.

Cooper City (Predicted Champions)
Hollywood Hills
McArthur (Predicted Runner-up)
Nova
South Broward (Sleeper)

Top JV

McArthur

Top 5 Players
Dallas Graziani
Dominic Shaw
John Ferguson
Akeem Boland
Jaden Lindsey

District 14-7A Region 4

This is a heavyweight district. Boyd Anderson looks like the favorite on paper but Dillard looked strong in Jacksonville during the preseason. Northeast is young but has a high major D1 prosepct in sophomore Wesley Cardet. Unfortunately 1 team will be on the outside looking in.

Boyd Anderson (Predicted Champions)
Dillard (Predicted Runner-up)
Northeast

Top JV

Boyd Anderson

Top 5 Players
Floyd Rideau
Wesley Cardet
Jalen Haynes
TJ Johnson
Deshawn Bartley

District 16-6A Region 4

Stranahan showed out in the preseason taking defending 5A champ University School to OT before falling at the buzzer. They will be the hunted as Archbishop McCarthy and Zaire Wade led American Heritage-Plantation look to make it tough.

American Heritage-Plantation (Sleeper)
Archbishop McCarthy (Predicted Runner-up)
Coconut Creek
Hallandale
Pompano Beach
Stranahan (Predicted Champions)

Top JV

Stranahan

Top 5 Players
Brian Dugazon
Zaire Wade
Andrew Volmar
Bradley Alcime
Inady Legiste

District 12-5A Region 3

Coral Springs Charter looks to lead a highly competitive district which includes Saint Andrew's and North Broward Prep. Saint Andrew's has reloaded, while North Broward Prep is for real and have two solid victories in the preseason over American Heritage-Plantation and Cardinal Gibbons.

American Heritage-Delray
Coral Springs Charter (Predicted Champions)
FAU High
North Broward Prep (Sleeper)
Saint Andrew's (Predicted Runner-up)
St. John Paul II Academy

Top JV

Saint Andrews

Top 5 Players
Ivan Reynolds
Ian Tejalli
Dom Denny
Yussif Basa-Ama
Joshua Minott

District 13-5A Region 4

This district became real interesting with the additions at Somerset Pines to the start school year. University School still is the class of the district but struggled mightily to go 1-1 in the preseason. It's hard to call Calvary Christian a sleeper but in a loaded field that's what we get. The talent in the district is second to none with high major players all over the place. Expect high level competition all season long.

Calvary Christian (Sleeper)
Cardinal Gibbons
Chaminade-Madonna
University School (Predicted Champions)
Pine Crest
Somerset Pines (Predicted Runner-up)

Top JV

Chaminade-Madonna

Top 5 Players
Dudley Blackwell
Gregg Glenn
Toumani Camara
Scottie Barnes
Vernon Carey

District 5-4A Region 3

This district has been dominated by Westminster Academy for several years, Benjamin will need to find a way to defeat the Lions if the wish to move further in the postseason.
Benjamin (Predicted Runner-up)
John Carroll
Westminster (Predicted Champions)
Yeshiva

Top JV

Top 5 Players
Chase Johnston
Sam Griffin
Marvel Allen
Ben Lubarsky
Tony Atkinson

Here are a few more predictions to take with you before games get going tonight. We'll be back in February to see how they pan out.

BIG 8 PREDICTION

Western
Miramar
Ely
Cooper City
Boyd Anderson
Dillard
Coral Springs
Cardinal Gibbons

On Paper:

Browards Top Line up on paper goes to Boyd Anderson Kenny Anderson Jr, Floyd Rideau Jr, Todd Johnson II, Reginald Duhart Jr , Wylie Howard III
Browards Top Front Court goes to University School Vernon Carey Jr, Scottie Barnes, Roger Mcfarlane
Browards Top Back Court is at Somerset Pines Dudley Blackwell & Brandon Garcia

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